Date: 2008-05-23 01:06:36 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] question for vets and members
I have a question for the vets and knowledgeable members in this
Have any of you ever had a ferret go from being insulinomic to
diabetic a couple of days after having a ferretonin implant put in?
The reason I ask is because A ferret that I was fostering had
insulinoma for about a year before she started showing signs of
adrenal disease. A couple of days day before I had the implant put
in her glucose (according to the glucometer) was 110. A couple of
days after the implant her glucose spiked to >700.
In case you need some info about what happened:
I had the implant put in on Tuesday and on Thurday morning I noticed
that one of my ferrets had been drinking a lot of water the night
before. I thought I would just monitor the water level over the next
day to see if it was a one time thing, which it was.
Thurday evening she was very active and was eating and drinking
normally. On Friday morning, however, she was not eating at all.
Because I was about to leave for work, I gave her some Nutri-cal to
tide her over until I got home. When I did get home I gave her some
duck soup which she readily ate.
Saturday morning she looked horrible and would not eat any duck
soup. I tried syring feeding her but she resisted. As soon as the
vet opened I rushed her in. The vet said that she was very worried
about her and that she looks like she'd given up. She couldn't
understand why the ferret would suddenly go downhill when a couple
of days before she was bright and playful. The vet gave her sub-q
and referred me to the emergency vet who could give her an IV.
The emergency vet was the one who found that her glucose level was
>700. I'm not going to take up too much more space but by putting up
all of the results but I believe he said her kidney and liver values
were also off. The emergency vets kept her over and gave her insulin
for 3 days in an attempt to get her BG down. By the third day her
body temperature dropped to 93.9 and that's when we decided to put
her to sleep. The vet said that they are the only ones keeping her
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